Aswat Masriya (Cairo)

31 January 2013

Egypt: Renewed Clashes in Kafr Al-Sheikh Leave 17 Injured

Renewed clashes between protesters and security forces in Kafr al-Sheikh on Thursday caused 17 people to suffer suffocation from heavy teargas.

Those suffering suffocation were taken to a field hospital near the city council.

Police forces arrested three teenagers who were taking part in the confrontations after they had hurled stones at the police, a security source told Aswat Masriya on Thursday.

A number of protesters demand sacking Kafr al-Sheikh governor Saad al-Husseini who is also a leading figure of the Muslim Brotherhood's Freedom and Justice Party.

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